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Hi all, I've been trying to decide what to go for, for a long time now. What are the pro's and cons of each? I know the jabba will probably suck in more hot air then cold but the carbonio worries me incase I go through a puddle that I can't avoid and ends up sucking up the water. Suppose the other option is a panel filter and a drilled air box?

Who's got what on their cars and have you had any problems?

Many thanks

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Hi There

i've had a carbonio fitted for a while now prob about 5 months , and not had any probs with it , the filter sits behind the bumper with a good 12 inch clearance from the floor , its prob more than that thou will measure later for you

and thats with the full pipe, ive heard of people cutting it down so they get more clearance but i personaly wouldnt do that

so unless you intend driving throu rivers ....lol you should be ok.... imo
 

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yer below the battery , but within the bumper

this is the kit i got

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This is a front view when fitted

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And this is from underneath

if you look ya can see the bottom of battery and the horn to the right so you can work out where it would all site

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And it sounds like this

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Hope this helps mate ...[:)]
 

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That is AWESOME mate, thank you. Sounds pretty sweet too. What the little filter for and where does that go?
 

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His car is drive by wire and has exhaust gas recirculation which is what that breather is for iirc, as you have an AGU it's not required
 

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hi m8 i had a cold air intake fitted to my agu although not a Carbonio it was the same layout of pipe and filter sitting behind the bumper. after a short drive in the rain i removed the pipe at the maf end and there was water in the pipe. so i had a look at the filter end and it had a small puddle at the bottom it.
so for me its short ram intake
 

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hi m8 i had a cold air intake fitted to my agu although not a Carbonio it was the same layout of pipe and filter sitting behind the bumper. after a short drive in the rain i removed the pipe at the maf end and there was water in the pipe. so i had a look at the filter end and it had a small puddle at the bottom it.
so for me its short ram intake
Thanks mate, thats what i'm worried about, as mine is a daily driver too. Have you found any difference between the two?
 

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Hiya again ive got a jabbasport air filter with a heat shield and a cold air intake which i havent had any problems with. It is my third induction kit as i couldnt find any others to fit.

I have a friend who had a carbonio although it sounded nice it didnt fitted properly and didnt look as nice as the jabba one.
 

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Hi ya Charmaine, hows things? Thanks for the input, i'm looking more at the jabba one than the carbonio. How you finding it?
 

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Well i started with a K&N and the brackets didnt fit so that went back

Then i had a green filter but the air flow meter had no where to go so that went back

So now i have the jabba sport one which was quite pricey but it is custom made for the car so fits properly and never had a problem with it

And i think it looks sh*t hot!!
 

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well i wouldnt of thought that with rain as ive done a few test myself , although i have seen some incorrectly fitted carbonios

( not saying yours is )

where the sticker is on the shorter section of the pipe so they fit that at the top and then the longer ends up facing down to the floor making the bottom of the filter sit at the same level as the bumber , hence open to exposure and the element

Just saying that all ......[:D]
 

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So now i have the jabba sport one which was quite pricey but it is custom made for the car so fits properly and never had a problem with it

And i think it looks sh*t hot!!
I also have a Jabba sport Induction kit and I love it (well a modded version).

I had there standard shield and filter a few years ago and it worked very well and then I changed the filter to a blitz one and I loved it.

here's a picture:



I then heard many good things about Carbonio CAI set ups and I wanted some of the action, so I went for the ECS Tuning set up in silver as it would blend in with my engine bay ( and I also decided to keep the Jabba heat sheild fitted to stop the pipes feeling the heat) here's a picture:



The sound was very loud and nice and the performance was great, but I was not to sure about keeping it on the car as I felt it made the turbo work harder, due to the distance it had to suck the air from, so I switched back to the Jabba set up but with a Green Induction kit meant for an Escort Cosworth and then I used the ECS Tuning CAI metal pipe (cut it to size) to create my own cold air feed to the green filter.

This set up is great, the sound and performance is spot on and I'm not planning on changing it.... well for now anyway...lol...lol....

Here's a picture of my current set up:

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Nice work there RS Golf, so you'd recommend the jabba? Really nice car you've got there too mate, well done [:)]
 

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so you'd recommend the jabba?
I would recommend the Jabba kit, but the Carbonio is also very good.

Both kits are loud and I would say the Carbonio sounds better, but the performance given by both kits are the same and it depends at the end of the day which one you like the look of and which one you would prefer to have.
 

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so you'd recommend the jabba?
I would recommend the Jabba kit, but the Carbonio is also very good.

Both kits are loud and I would say the Carbonio sounds better, but the performance given by both kits are the same and it depends at the end of the day which one you like the look of and which one you would prefer to have.
I agree with what kev says ....it's a matter of personaly Preference as to which one to go for ....

And the price that ya willing to pay .......the main thing to also think about is the cold air and which one will give the best results

Also kevs Jabba kit does look nice aswell , but i've always thought that ......[:D]
 
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